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Im planning to recover my seats myself. The rip-off upholstery shops around here want to charge me a minimum of $100 to recover my front & rear seats in vinyl that only costs like $10/yd.

I found this stuff, and I think it would look really good, but I wanted to see if anybody's tried it yet.
http://shop.store.yahoo.com/yourautotrim-store/cafiviqusi.html (Except in Black - silver just shows it better)


At $11/yd, I think its a pretty cheap but nice way to go.
What do you think?
 

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My brother did it to his bike, simialer material. It isn't done right because it keeps coming loose. But it does look good.
Good luck w/that if you do it post pics and how to if it works.
 

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That stuff looks like the pattern on my Sargent seat.  It's the Carbon FX option sargent gives in seat-covering.  See here: http://www.sargentcycle.com/insert.htm If it's the same, then I can easily recommend it.  It's slippery enough to slide off the seat, but yet grippy enough to not slide around if you don't want.  Looks to be pretty durable, too.
 

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orangegilly said:
That stuff looks like the pattern on my Sargent seat.  It's the Carbon FX option sargent gives in seat-covering.  See here: http://www.sargentcycle.com/insert.htm If it's the same, then I can easily recommend it.  It's slippery enough to slide off the seat, but yet grippy enough to not slide around if you don't want.  Looks to be pretty durable, too.
Yeah, that looks like the same stuff! ;D
Cool, Im buying it then.
 

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upholster shops charge so much because they'd have to cut/fit/stitch 3 pieces of material together and then waterproof the seam.

The only reason the SV seat is 1 piece is because the material is super stretchy and is moulded.

$100 for a custom made seat cover isn't too bad.
 

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DrummerDaveB said:
Im planning to just stretch mine on & staple it.  If that doesnt work . .. . I dont know what I'll end up doing. 
I've tried this on my 2000 (with stock seat).
Unless you have some seriously flexible material I think it's not going to work. Pull a staple out of the seat and pull on the OEM fabric, you'll see what I mean about how thin and flexible it is.

With the new material you get keep in mind that you can get an extra bit of stretch out of it by heating it with a blow dryer or a heat gun. If you heat it then thry to fit it you may have better luck than cold.
The back is easy, it's the fron part where it kinks all up.
 
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